Welcome to the East Coast
Shellfish Growers Association

The ECSGA represents over 1000 shellfish farmers from Maine to Florida. These proud stewards of the marine environment produce sustainable farmed shellfish while providing thousands of jobs in rural coastal towns.

The ECSGA informs policy makers and regulators to protect a way of life. For more details on what we do, check out this list of recent initiatives.

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Announcing the The Mike Voisin Memorial Fund

In recognition of the tireless contributions that Mike Voisin made in support of the shellfish community, the leadership of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Gulf Oyster Industry Council and Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association have established The Mike Voisin Memorial Fund. (Read more)

This fund will help send selected individuals to Washington, DC, to help educate our elected representatives about the issues affecting our community. Mike was a passionate and committed advocate for the seafood community and he taught many of us the value of traveling to DC to make our issues known.

We also welcome checks made payable to the ECSGA and mailed to 1623 Whitesville Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755. (Please note “Voisin Fund” in the memo line, and provide a snail-mail or e-mail address so we can send you a lletter acknowledging your donation.)

The East Coast Shellfish Growers Association will hold all donated funds in a dedicated account, and 100 percent of your contribution will be used to reimburse travel expenses.

If you have any questions about the administration of the The Mike Voisin Memorial Fund please contact ECSGA Executive Director Bob Rheault, (401) 783-3360 or bob@ECSGA.org.


What's New

Avoiding Rookie Mistakes

Latest Newsletter

2017 Hatchery and Nursery List

2017 Legislative Priorities

Best Management Practices Manual and BMP Template

Vibrio Issues

Tunicate Identification Guide

ISSC's April 2012 Time/Temperature Regulations

Interactive Connecticut Shellfisheries Mapping Atlas

Best Management Practices for Shellfish Restoration

Proposed ARS Breeding Center